I love to bake,
but most of all,
I love making people
I have been baking most of my life, I made my first loaf of bread when I was 9 and I have not looked back since! In my early 20’s, I really fell in love with the science of baking and exploring ingredients and techniques and the effects they have on recipes. I love tweaking recipes and coming up with new ones! I am also passionate about teaching others how to bake, from kids to adults. There is something magical that happens when you create something wonderful in your kitchen. It has always been a dream of mine to own my own business. When I had the idea of opening a baking mix company, it all just clicked for me. Each of my mixes have been meticulously tested over and over again to create something amazingly delicious with little time and effort on your part. I would love to help you boost your confidence in the kitchen so you can go on to try new recipes and become a rockstar baker! I am so excited to start this journey, thank you for joining me!
Sweet Violet Baking Company
Behind the Name
I decided to name my company after my Grandma Violet to honor her, and really all my Grandmas, and the legacy of love that they left behind. They are all gone now, but every time I bite into a chocolate chip cookie, or make waffles with my kids, or bake a loaf of bread, I think of them and am grateful.
My love for baking was instilled in me as a child through experiences with both my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. My Grandma Mom (nicknamed because she is my mom’s mom) would always have brownies and chocolate chip cookies stocked in the cookie jar when we would come to visit. She taught me how to make chocolate chip and no-bake cookies, still to this day my all-time favorite treats! Holidays at her house were always magical because she showed her love through her cooking and baking, and we definitely felt it.
My Grandma Nola was in a car accident when I was 8 which left her a paraplegic. I treasure the few memories I have of her before she was bound to a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop her from teaching me about the magic of a recipe. During one visit after her accident, she was in the kitchen helping me make waffles for a family breakfast. We ran out of mix and she told me to look through her cookbook and find a waffle recipe. At this point, I had thought that all waffles came from a store bought mix! She talked me through how to measure the ingredients and prepare the batter. I remember being frustrated because it was taking so long! It was well past breakfast time by the time I was finished, but she was very patient, and I felt a great sense of accomplishment after I was done.
My Great-Grandma Violet grew up during the depression. She was very frugal and I remember her having a lot of self-control (two traits I wish I had inherited!) When my sisters and I were Girl Scouts, she would buy four or five boxes of cookies from us every year. She would keepthem in the freezer, and they would last for months because she would only take a few out at a time. She would make bread for her and Great-Grandpa every week. During one visit, she taught me how to make bread and I was hooked! I made my first loaf at home when I was 9.